Battle of the Books

A reading incentive program for students in 5th and 6th grades at Altus Intermediate School: Students read books (listed below) and come together, usually in groups of 4 to 5 students, to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions. 

 

 

 

1.     Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus     Dusti Bowling              4.6       Mystery

2.     Danger on Panther Peak                                 Bill Wallace                 3.9       Adventure

3.     The Crossover                                                 Kwame Alexander       4.3       Sports

4.     The One and Only Ivan                                   Katherine Applegate   3.6       Animal

5.     Cinder                                                             Marissa Meyer            5.8       Science Fiction

6.     I Survived the Shark Attacks                       Lauren Tarshis            3.9       Historical Fiction/Graphic Novel

7.     Roller Girl                                                        Victoria Jamieson       3.2       Graphic Novel

8.     Where is Great Barrier Reef                           Nico Medina               6.0       Non-Fiction

9.     Bad News for Outlaws                                     Vaunda Nelson           5.2       Biography

10.  Where the Fern Grows                                   Wilson Rawls              4.9       Classic

11.  The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street           Lindsay Currie             4.4       Horror

12.  Allies                                                               Alan Gratz                   5.6       Historical Fiction

13.  Boy in Striped Pajamas                               John Boyne               5.8       Historical Fiction                                

14.  Harry Potter                                                    J. K. Rawling                5.5       Fantasy

15.  The Great Gilly Hopkins                                  Katherine Paterson     4.6       Family Life/Realistic Fiction

Books are available at the following locations:
Altus Intermediate Library
"Sora" app online
Reading Teachers
Altus Public Library
Altus Air Force Base Library
Whirlwind Book Bar

Virtual Library:        Book Trailers    

Need additional information?bwaldroop@altusps.com

5th grade must read 6 books from the list to qualify: 6th grade must read 8 books from the list to qualify.

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students must pass reading comprehension test with 70% or higher on selected books to qualify: *tests are available from the reading teachers.